A device that is being developed in the USA, will be an innovative drug test that helps detect drug abuse in drivers.
Up until now, drug abuse could only be detected through blood analysis.
Now, scientists in WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY have developed a test that detects marijuana abuse.
The portable breath detection device detects the THC substance contained in marijuana. The device does not detect the amount of marijuana that the user has smoked, but detects if this substance was in his body in the last 25 hours. In the USA marijuana is legal in several states, but driving after smoking it remains (rightly) forbidden.
In 2013 there were 443 deaths in car accidents in the USA where the drivers had used marijuana and 99.703 car accidents attributable to drug abuse.
The company that launches this drug test says that if it will work well in the USA it will expand its sales to other countries upon request.